I guess this is the right place to restart the this topic.
Can you put your new design on this thread?
As you know, I've been prototyping the methods that protect the bow and sides with duct tape before actually looking for the right materials.
I learned after prototyping:
- If a tape like product is used to protect the sides, the width of the tape must be 7-8 inches minimum
- If side molding such as Vinyl Rub rail is used, the molding must be at least ½ inch thick
- Also prototyping made me consider seriously testing Herculiner (Truck Bedliner) in Spring, 2011
The video includes my protyping and testing rub rail: